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Sample sentences for the GRE study word ascertain

ascertain can be used as a verb

1.She felt a morbid desire to ascertain the point. - from The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
2.She did not pause to ascertain whether they were friends or foes. - from The Secret Adversary by Agatha Christie
3.We entered the farm-house by the kitchen way, to ascertain whether Mr. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
4.If one could ascertain what the chief of them--the Coles, for instance. - from Emma by Jane Austen
5.Bumble first looking round to ascertain that his partner had left the room. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
6.The attendant stooped over the bed, to ascertain and nodded in the affirmative. - from Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
7.At noon the next day, a man mounted the bridge to ascertain the vessel's position. - from Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne
8.You had better look about you, and ascertain what you do, and what you mean to do.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
9.Earnshaw and I shook the handle of his den that I might ascertain if he were yet living. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

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